Help with pattern

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Hi my name Susan and I have been trying to get my pattern help. *
My pattern isThe Perfectionist Trap. After the First garter Section. It then says New Garter Section Row 1 (New Line Row, WS). What does it mean in parentheses, please. Susan

Welcome to KnittingHelp!

The New Line refers to the vertical lines (probably the slip stitches) that occur separating garter stitch sections. Are the slipped stitches worked from the wrong side (WS) rows?
I’m so glad you mentioned this pattern name. I needed to hear about the perfectionist trap today.